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later today. >>> president obama vowing to fight on after a gun control bill went down in defeat. the senate voted down a compromise to expand background checks and ban military style assault weapons. the president says the gun lobby lied about the bill and that senators from both parties caved to political pressure. >> all in all, this was a pretty shame p shameful day for washington. this effort is not over. i want to make it clear t to the american people, we can still bring about meaningful changes that reduce gun violence so long as the american people don't give up on it. >> the president said he would push to make it easier for states to use current background check laws. >>> another huge story developing in texas this morning. a major break in the case of three high-profile killings in kaufman county. the wife of a disgraced former justice of the peace is pinning the crimes on her husband. authorities say kim williams knew details about the shootings of a prosecutor and d.a. and his wife but weren't made public and she confessed that her husband eric pulled the trigger. s
it out of the senator, and president obama upset about the failure of the bill. listen to this. >> this was a shameful day for washington, but instead of supporting this compromise, the gun lobby and its allies willfully lied about the bill. >> all right. willfully lied. all right. next item. we told you earlier this morning that baucus, a key author of obamacare warns the law may be a train wreck, strong words. timely, the president's tax the rich plan, completely dead on arrival. all right, everyone, am i wrong to say that this these three areas the president has failed? first of all, tax the rich plan, the budget, dead an oi rival, liz. >> yes, it stalled out. the president -- i mean, the senate -- the democrats control 55 of the seats in the senatee and, you know, even larry summers, former top white house economic aid said, you know, it's a mistake to think it's progress that continue to legislate and have more legislation. that is not progress. >> what's failing? tax the rich? don't want to do that anymore? is that the nature of the failure? >> that's most, and, yes, the
. >> warner: quick final question. president obama came out this week and said he supports this bill. do you want his active involvement in this? do you need his active involvement or is it better to have him stand back and let you all handle this? >> a few months back when the president was headed to nevada to talk about immigration, the sunday before he left he was on the phone with chuck schumer and me and we talked for a few minutes and he said "all right, i won't put a bill on the table, i'll give you the chance to move forward. t i've learned a less watching congress, i'm not going to wait forever so get on to it have.president has been encouraging us. he supports comprehensive immigration reform. i know he'll do whatever it takes to help us pass this bill but he's committed to it personally. >> warner: senator richard durbin of illinois, thank you very much. >> thank you. >> suarez: in the fourth in our five-part online series, we catch up with jesus garcia, an activist we first interviewed about immigration reform in 2006. what has and hasn't changed in the last seven years? you can
. the filibuster requires 60 votes. the bill backed by president obama called face fierce opposition from the national rifle association. a ban on assault weapons also failed along with a bid to block the sale of high capacity ammunition clips. >> new details on the ricin letter sent to president obama. as an official says the lab tests confirmed the letter's into mississippi senator roger wicker did contain the deadly substance rycin . and that more tests are expected. meantime, an arrest is made in the case. federal agents arrested 45 year-old paul kevin curtis of mississippi. he is now being charged with threatening the life of the president. the senators' letter, along with the president's letter, were both postmarked memphis, tenn. april 8th. but were intercepted at screening facilities. >> a federal appeals court in san francisco is debating the legality of the state to ban on use their be based on their sexual orientation. yesterday's, a three judge panel questioned lawyers on both sides of the issue. if they ask whether the license mental-health professionals to offer sexual orien
bill after 2:00 a.m. on wednesday. officially beginning what president obama and other supporters hope will be six-week effort to pass it in the senate by early june. hearings on the legislation, which tightens border security and offers an eventual path to citizenship, are set to begin on friday. that's from the "washington times." jacksonville, north carolina. arlene, good morning. democrat. caller: good morning. the gun background check situation. tammy baldwin was just on and she said something very interesting, she said, we already have background checks. so what's wrong with going a little bit more? and that's the problem. the problem is, you can't have a little bit. ce you give them a little -- disregard the constitution, then they take more. so everybody rewind back "washington journal" viewers and listen to what she said. it's really the end of her comments. i thought that was really weird that she said that other people a -- agreed that other people said one thing and meant something else later on. and she did exactly that. thank you, peter. host: that was arlene. this is the
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